Oh man, how I hope this is more than just a one-time thing.
According to their blog, the artists formerly known as The Auteurs, MUBI, will be teaming with the people at Libertas in Croatia and will be showing 13 short films from the shorts program which will play at the upcoming Libertas Film Festival.
The films featured here will run from June 25 to July 6, and will all be free for the public to see at home.
This festival joins the likes of Sundance and SXSW who have teamed up with other outlets like YouTube to bring festival releases to the public. However, not quite in this quantity. Personally, one of the coolest things about film festivals is their respective shorts programs, which are often the breeding ground for filmmakers looking to make a splash in this industry. With the name of MUBI behind it, this is definitely a must see collection of films.
Source: MUBI Blog
Films in the online cinema include:
Edge of the Desert, Dir. Lea Nakonechny, 17min, CANADA One hot August morning, best friends Josie and Natasha skip school and hitch a ride with two oilfield workers into the Great Sand Hills. In the dream-like desert landscape something happens that changes their friendship forever.
Mesecina, Dir. Sofia Exarchou, 30 min, GREECE An ill teenager believes that he can live normally. He meets a girl. They are both fans of the music group ‘˜Mesecina’.
Schizofredric, Dir. Andy Poyiadgi, 17 min, UK Fredric has lost the fire in his belly and wants it back. After signing up for an unorthodox self-improvement program, Fredric is trapped outside of his own life, while a new improved version takes over’¦
Svarttaxi (Illegal Taxi), Dir. Adi & Mak Omanovic, 30 min, Sweden Marko is a caring family father trying to earn his living by driving illegal taxi during late nights. Business is good until a policeman in civilian clothes takes a seat. The policeman just happens to know about a robbery earlier the same day and Marko just happens to be sitting in the suspected getaway car from the very same robbery.
Extinction – Quadrature of the Circles, Dir. Fernando UsÃ³n, 11min, Spain A married couple dresses up to attend a ceremony.
8:00AM, Dir. Pablo Ortega, 10 min, Spain What would you do if your life is centered around a relationship where your partner has forgotten why you are together?
In My Head an Angel, Dir. Dario Juri?an, 25 min, Croatia Art student in search for his angel.
Guliver, Dir. Zdenko BaÅ¡i?, 8 min, Croatia Gulliver, standing still in a center of the Universe, is a sign of awe for Lilliputians who approach him slowly to start building their civilization by using his tied body as a back bone. He is still and silent while enduring the burden of negligence the Lilliputians. Until one day the ties brake.
The Magic of J-Mac, Dir. Pete Radovich, 13 min, USA In 2006 High School senior Jason McElwain, an autistic team manager for his school’s basketball team, had the night of his life, scoring 20 points in his team’s final home game, vaulting him to celebrity status. Three years later, two boys from high schools a mere 20 miles apart in Maine, would get the same opportunity. Film and Television star, and Autism activist Joe Mantegna narrates this inspiring story of these boys’ determination.
Igra Tucanja (The Fucking Game), Dir. Ivan Livakovi?, Hungary During one night, a couple goes on an imaginary journey that will take them through an entire life span. Reality and illusion, highs and lows of human existence, moments of great tenderness and moments of sheer cruelty become interchangeable.